Detailed inspection reports for buyers of residential property

The extensive Level 3 survey report offers a fuller analysis of the property, providing more exact technical information and commentary related to the building’s construction, condition, defects and need for repairs. It is an invaluable due diligence tool for home buyers to make an informed decision about purchasing a property.

When Do I Need a Level 3 Homebuyer Survey?

You should choose the RICS level 3 survey (formerly the residential building survey) if you want a report that is more detailed than a RICS Home Survey Report, or if you’re dealing with a property that is:

• Large
• Old
• Listed
• In poor condition
• Unusual
• Non-traditional construction
• Significantly altered and therefore not suitable for the RICS reports

You’ll also want to choose this option if you’re planning major works on a property.

It’s the most expensive type of survey but it provides you with greater detail about the structure and fabric of the property.

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What does a RICS Level 3 Survey include?

  • A thorough inspection of the property by a RICS qualified surveyor including a description of the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection. This can include a more extensive roof space and underground drainage inspection if required.
  • A detailed report on a wide range of issues including any problems that need urgent attention, are serious, hazardous or affect the valuation. It aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
  • A market valuation (if requested) and information to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.
  • An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity. It aims to help you prepare a budget for any repairs or restoration
  • Advice for your legal advisers
  • Details of serious risks and dangerous conditions
  • Photographs

Following completion of the Report, we will happily provide guidance and advice right up to exchange of contracts, and thereafter should the need arise.

Fill in the short enquiry form below to register your interest and we will be in touch as soon as possible

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Patricia Reeves
5 September 2023
We received a very detailed report and it was followed up by a couple of informative conversations with the Surveyor. All in all a good efficient service and we were kept up to date with each stage of progress. We would recommend.
1 September 2023
Very happy with everything all round, customer communication, time and care carrying out the job required plus the price was very reasonable. Very clear and in-depth report . Couldn’t have asked for better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Caroline Edmonds
25 August 2023
Thank you for a comprehensive Home Buyer Level 2 survey report. Really good value for money and the company. Would recommend. Myles (surveyor) was really friendly and helpful, thank you.
Janice Charlton
16 August 2023
Thank you to James for the thorough level 2 house buyers report. He was very helpful in explaining all the details to me. And offered his advice any time. Very good company to deal with.
Charles Runacres
30 July 2023
Very clear and full ‘phone briefing to start. We’re buying a house converted from very old cottages and were firmly steered to the right type of survey; CWH very aware of the area and the kinds of housing. The report itself was very clear and detailed, and helped our solicitor make sense of a slightly unusual plot and building. Reassuring to feel that all aspects of the property had been assessed. Not expensive given the thoroughness. All told a very good experience; recommended.
Dave Skinner
26 July 2023
We were buying a house "sold as seen" and we appointed CWH Surveyors to do a Level 2 House Buyers survey. Quite honestly, it was the best report of its type that we have ever had (and we've had a few!). Any remedial work that was needed was fully described with photos backing this up. Not only this but the surveyor let us know where to look to get any require work completed to a good standard. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or use them again ourselves if we needed a good, comprehensive survey.
30 June 2023
Thank you for doing such a good Level 2 House Buyers survey for me. I found it to be very detailed and comprehensive and the many photos of all issues identified certainly made it easier to understand the points written in the report. I fully appreciated the time Myles spent talking to me regarding the report, as he really took the time to answer any questions I had, and also gave his opinions on points and the report as a whole. I really appreciated the friendliness approachable style, along with the professionalism of the detail in the report and it's presentation. I would gladly recommend you to anyone needing a house survey. Thank you.
David Brain
31 May 2023
Brilliant company from start to finish. David Hall was exceptionally helpful and quoted a fantastic price compared to others. Caroline was exceptional on keeping me informed through the process and Miles did an extensive survey with no stone unturned. 100% recommend to friends and family. Fantastic company 5*!